Numbers 13:18
New International Version
See what the land is like and whether the people who live there are strong or weak, few or many.

New Living Translation
See what the land is like, and find out whether the people living there are strong or weak, few or many.

English Standard Version
and see what the land is, and whether the people who dwell in it are strong or weak, whether they are few or many,

Berean Study Bible
See what the land is like and whether its people are strong or weak, few or many.

King James Bible
And see the land, what it is; and the people that dwelleth therein, whether they be strong or weak, few or many;

New King James Version
and see what the land is like: whether the people who dwell in it are strong or weak, few or many;

New American Standard Bible
See what the land is like, and whether the people who live in it are strong or weak, whether they are few or many.

NASB 1995
“See what the land is like, and whether the people who live in it are strong or weak, whether they are few or many.

NASB 1977
“And see what the land is like, and whether the people who live in it are strong or weak, whether they are few or many.

Amplified Bible
See what the land is like and whether the people who live there are strong or weak, few or many,

Christian Standard Bible
See what the land is like, and whether the people who live there are strong or weak, few or many.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
See what the land is like, and whether the people who live there are strong or weak, few or many.

American Standard Version
and see the land, what it is; and the people that dwell therein, whether they are strong or weak, whether they are few or many;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And see the land, what it is, and the people dwelling in it, if it is strong or weak, or it is few or many.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and ye shall see the land, what it is, and the people that dwells on it, whether it is strong or weak, or whether they are few or many.

Contemporary English Version
and find out what those regions are like. Be sure to remember how many people live there, how strong they are,

Douay-Rheims Bible
View the land, of what sort it is: and the people that are the inhabitants thereof, whether they be strong or weak: few in number or many:

English Revised Version
and see the land, what it is; and the people that dwelleth therein, whether they be strong or weak, whether they be few or many;

Good News Translation
Find out what kind of country it is, how many people live there, and how strong they are.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
See what the land is like and whether the people living there are strong or weak, few or many.

International Standard Version
See what the land is like. Observe whether the people who live there are strong or weak, or whether they're few or numerous.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and see the land, what it is; and the people that dwelleth therein, whether they are strong or weak, whether they are few or many;

Literal Standard Version
and have seen the land, what it [is], and the people which is dwelling on it, whether it [is] strong or feeble, [and] whether it [is] few or many;

NET Bible
and see what the land is like, and whether the people who live in it are strong or weak, few or many,

New Heart English Bible
and see the land, what it is; and the people who dwell in it, whether they are strong or weak, whether they are few or many;

World English Bible
and see the land, what it is; and the people who dwell therein, whether they are strong or weak, whether they are few or many;

Young's Literal Translation
and have seen the land what it is, and the people which is dwelling on it, whether it is strong or feeble; whether it is few or many;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Spies Explore Canaan
17When Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, he told them, “Go up through the Negev and into the hill country. 18See what the land is like and whether its people are strong or weak, few or many. 19Is the land where they live good or bad? Are the cities where they dwell open camps or fortifications?…

Cross References
Numbers 13:17
When Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, he told them, "Go up through the Negev and into the hill country.

Numbers 13:19
Is the land where they live good or bad? Are the cities where they dwell open camps or fortifications?


Treasury of Scripture

And see the land, what it is, and the people that dwells therein, whether they be strong or weak, few or many;

Exodus 3:8
And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

Ezekiel 34:14
I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel.









(18) And see the land.--Or, inspect the land. The same word is used of the inspection of the leper by the priest in Leviticus 13:3; Leviticus 13:5-6; Leviticus 13:10; Leviticus 13:13, &c.

Verse 18. - Whether they be strong or weak, few or many. It would appear that Moses was guilty of some indiscretion at least in giving these directions. Whether the people were strong or weak, many or few, should have been nothing to the Israelites. It was God that gave them the land; they had only to take possession boldly.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
See
וּרְאִיתֶ֥ם (ū·rə·’î·ṯem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 7200: To see

what
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

the land
הָאָ֖רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

is like
הִ֑וא (hî)
Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

and
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

whether its people
הָעָם֙ (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

are strong
הֶחָזָ֥ק (he·ḥā·zāq)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2389: Strong, stout, mighty

or weak,
הֲרָפֶ֔ה (hă·rā·p̄eh)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7504: An Israelite in the line of Saul

few
הַמְעַ֥ט (ham·‘aṭ)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 4592: A little, fewness, a few

or
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

many.
רָֽב׃ (rāḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7227: Much, many, great


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